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Économie, croissance et environnement. De nouvelles stratégies pour de nouvelles relations


  • Olivier Godard
  • Olivier Beaumais


[fre] Economie, croissance et environnement. De nouvelles stratégies pour de nouvelles relations. . L'exigence de durabilité du développement impose à la fois une imbrication plus étroite entre politiques d'environnement et processus économique et un souci plus affirmé pour la recherche de l'efficacité économique des politiques, ce que permettrait l'extension du recours aux incitations économiques au sein d'une stra­tégie composite exploitant les synergies entre instruments. Les incertitudes et controverses scientifiques caractérisant le front actif du champ de l'environnement appellent la formulation de critères stratégiques de second rang et la recherche de stratégies de « moindre regret » répondant à d'autre objectifs de la collectivité. Tel serait l'enjeu d'une réforme de la fiscalité incorporant des « écotaxes », comme le montre l'analyse du projet européen de création d'une taxe mixte CO2 /énergie. [eng] Economy, growth, environment : new strategies for new relationships. . To become sustainable, development trajectories need altogether a tighter integration of environmental policies and economic processes, and a greater attention to be given to the cost-effectiveness of policies. This could resuit from an extension of the use of econo- mie incentives within a mixed strategy trying to exploit potential synergies between various types of instruments. Scientific uncertainties and controversies coming from the active frontier of environmental problems should lead to the definition of second best strategie criteria and the search for "minimum regret" strategies also aiming at satisfying other social objectives. This is what is at stake with a fiscal reform incorporating "eco-taxes", as it is shown from an assessment of the European project of a new mixed carbon/ energy tax".

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  • Olivier Godard & Olivier Beaumais, 1993. "Économie, croissance et environnement. De nouvelles stratégies pour de nouvelles relations," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 44(1), pages 143-176.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1993_hos_44_1_409430
    Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.1993.409430

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    1. Olivier Godard, 1998. "On markets and the conditions of a profitable use of economic instruments for environmental policy in countries in transition to market," Post-Print halshs-00624095, HAL.
    2. Olivier Godard, 1997. "Social Decision-Making under Scientific Controversy, Expertise, and the Precautionary Principle," Post-Print halshs-00624027, HAL.
    3. Gaël Callonnec & Frédéric Reynès & Yasser Y. Tamsamani, 2012. "Une évaluation macroéconomique et sectorielle de la fiscalité carbone en France," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(1), pages 121-154.
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    5. Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline & Mouez Fodha, 2011. "Verdissement de la fiscalité. À qui profite le double dividende ?," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(1), pages 409-431.
    6. Patuelli, Roberto & Nijkamp, Peter & Pels, Eric, 2005. "Environmental tax reform and the double dividend: A meta-analytical performance assessment," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(4), pages 564-583, December.
    7. Jean-Charles Hourcade & Frédéric Ghersi, 2000. "Le rôle du changement technique dans le double dividende d'écotaxes," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 143(2), pages 47-68.
    8. Olivier Godard, 1998. "Concertation et incitations efficaces, deux objectifs incompatibles ? Une analyse à partir du dispositif de gestion des déchets d'emballages ménagers en France," Post-Print halshs-00618321, HAL.
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